2.7 out of 10

Limon

39.2658477326734 -103.692414826866
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A small town on the Eastern plains"

Limon is a small town with a population of just under 1,900. It lies between Denver and the Kansas border on Interstate 70. This small town is spread out and includes farming and ranching land on the outskirts of town. In the town are mostly single family homes, a mobile home park, and some apartment complexes. There is a prison located here which provides employment in the law enforcement area as it houses over 900 prisoners in this medium correctional facility. Limon is also the home of one of the states' largest wind farms. With the planned increase in wind turbines within the next two years it will be the largest in the state very soon. This also provides some employment for the town although most of the technicians have come from other areas.

Limon has an outdoor swimming pool, The Tamarack Golf Club, and the town offers many adult and kids leagues throughout the year including volleyball, softball, and soccer. The community center is the hub of a lot of local activity and is centrally located on D Avenue right next to the pool. For visitors, the Heritage Museum is open Monday-Saturday in the afternoons and early evenings. It's located on 5 acres and has many great photos and stories on the life and times of people living on the rough plains.

Driving through the town offers a glimpse into the spirit of the townspeople. Recently as I was driving through one of the neighborhoods close to the elementary school I noticed many signs of support for the local school athletes. It was pretty neat to see how many there were. The schools here are academically superior to many in the rest of the state. They repeatedly score very high on state testing standards. For those looking to further their education, there is Morgan Community College which is a two year college and offers transferring credits to most of the universities in the state.

One thing I like about Limon is how it always feels laid back and relaxed. Most of the townsfolk don't seem to be in a rush to go anywhere and are more than welcoming to strangers. The town sees a lot of travelers since it is one of the biggest stops between Denver and Kansas.

Throughout most of the town the homes are very individualized without the cookie cutter feel. Some of them are older and to the best of my knowledge there isn't any new construction going on (for homes). Overall, the friendly people and nice area make this a nice little town.
Pros
  • unique homes
  • friendly people
Cons
  • far from big cities
  • prison located here
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Limon -- Gateway into Colorado from the Great Plains/I-70"

Limon in the east central plains of Colorado is home to about 2,000 people. It is the town you finally get to when you make the long journey west across I-70 through Kansas. When you get to Limon you know that not long from then you will begin to see the Rockies poking up in the far distant horizon to the west. The town really is a crossroads, many highways meet and merge in the area. The trucking industry is strong in the area, a lot of jobs and businesses thrive with all the traffic through the area.

There are homes and ranches for sale in the area that are much bigger and cheaper than land closer to the Front Range plains area of Colorado to the west. The downfall about Limon is that you can not see the mountains, you still have to drive west for an hour or more to see them. There are homes and ranches for sale in the Limon area for about $150,000.

The town is on the north shores of the Big Sandy Creek that runs south into the Arkansas River. The weather in the summer is seriously hot, kind of like a hair dryer blasting across your feet when you step out of your car. Winter, they are also cold and windy. This is basically Kansas.
Cons
  • can not see mountains
  • far from big cities
  • prison located here
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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